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Professional Development Specialist - Penn Home Infusion (PHIT)
  • Job ID: 93458
  • Job Category: Nursing
  • Specialty Area: Home Health and Hospice
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: M-F days
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Home Care and Hospice Services
  • Location: Bala Cynwyd, PA
  • Address: 150 Monument Road
  • Education Required: Per Position Description
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

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Position Description:
The Nursing Professional Development Specialist (NPDS) practices within the professional practice model of his/her institution and exhibits Penn Medicine's core values in order to promote nurses' professional development in alignment with his/her organization's strategic plan. Working from a specialized knowledge base, the NPDS provides expert consolation in collaborative partnership with various stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate educational programs that uphold practice standards, support evidence-based practice, and improve the delivery of high quality, comprehensive, individualized patient-and-family-centered care.

The NPDS provides leadership to identify the nursing staff's learning needs and responds to these educational needs while considering the effected patient populations, new clinical evidence, and organizational goals and changes both locally within the health system and nationally/globally. Each NPDS serves as a vital liaison to communicate and negotiate multiple perspectives within his/her organization in a respectful and effective manner to achieve/advocate positive change and delivery of appropriate and ethical care. The ultimate goals of NPDS specialty practice are the provision of quality care and protection of the public. The domains of education, program management, career development, scholarship, and leadership are adopted from Nursing Professional Development: Scope and Standards of Practice (ANA, 2010).

Minimum Requirements:
BSN and 3+ years experience in nursing
2+ years in Adult Education
1+ years in clinical educative presentations
RN license
BLS certification
Knowledge and demonstrated competency in designing educational nursing curriculum that is framed by appropriate teaching/learning theories and methods for assessing nurse competency.
Experience in facilitating, implementing, and evaluating the outcomes of educational programs.
Experience in professional nursing development for his/herself and other nurses.
Ability to work well with others and develop strong professional relationships.
Ability to communicate clearly and listen carefully to others.
Ability to meet deadlines and develop personal and organizational goals.

Additional Information:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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